Do you like watching ski alpine races? If you want to explore Switzerland in winter and combine it with watching a ski race live, then you'll find this blog post helpful (amm hopefully!). Here are some useful tips on how to watch the Ski World Cup event in St. Moritz.
Ski World Cup in St. Moritz
I love all kinds of sports 💕(you too?). This year, I was already lucky enough to participate at two tennis events - the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell and Swiss Indoors Basel and watch a hockey game between Canada and Switzerland.
This time my brother and I headed to St. Moritz in Switzerland to cheer up for the women alpine skiers at the Super-G World Cup event. We both enjoy skiing, and I also find myself in front of the TV each time the World Cup races take place. So that explains it why we were really happy to take part at this event!
A Glimpse of St. Moritz
Upon arrival we had only a short amount of time to observe the beauty of St. Moritz and its surroundings. What we saw was a nice treat for our eyes! The St. Moritz lake was all frozen up and the snowy mountains in the back made it look like a fairytale. Have a look at the photos below - wouldn't you want to explore this for yourself too? :)
And look also the city was nicely decorated!
The World Cup Ski Event
After a bit of exploring, we need to hurry up to catch the start of the ski race. The event took place at the Salastrains mountain. If you had a ticket for the ski race, you were allowed to use the free shuttle bus. It brought you right to the finishing ski arena. Here is a glimpse of the ski slope and the actual view we had on the set course. Honestly speaking we saw more of the run than I thought we would! There is also a big TV screen where you can watch the ski run from the top to the finish line.
It is also fun to see all the famous skiers up close and in person. We saw Mikaela Shiffrin, Cornelia Hütter, Tina Weirather and many more.. and look, we also admired both Gisin sisters (Michelle Gisin was 2nd on that day (congrats!) and Dominique is a Olympic gold medalist but is nowadays retired).
And this is Anna Veith...
Hey and I also managed to get a photo of Sofia Goggia! So cool!
How to Access St. Moritz
From Zurich it takes you 2 h 45 min by car or 3 h 20 min if you go by train. You can buy your train ticket via the Swiss national railway website. If you are lucky and fast with the booking, you can get the Saver Pass ticket for 59 CHF "only" (allows you to travel around Switzerland the whole day). There are many UNESCO heritage sites along the way which makes this train ride an unforgettable journey! Let the photos speak for themselves.
Get the Tickets & Ticket Price
Wondering where to get the tickets for this ski event in St. Moritz? Head over to the website called Ticketcorner.ch and get the ticket for 20 CHF!
Where to Stay in St. Moritz
There are many great places to stay in St. Moritz but many of them are very very expensive! The most affordable one is probably the St. Moritz Youth Hostel (56 CHF for a single bed). Some spectacular ones are Hauser Swiss Quality Hotel (200 CHF per night) and the Hotel Waldhaus am See (200 CHF).
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Where to Eat in St. Moritz
My brother and I had a delicious Rösti with egg (Swiss traditional meal made out of potatoes) in the restaurant called Chesa al Park. Very recommendable! :)
To conclude, we both have the opinion that watching a ski race live in St. Moritz is well worth it!
Any ski fans out there? Have you been to St. Moritz? Let us know in the comment section below!